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Hotel Relais Il Cestello

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza del Cestello 9, 50120 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #122 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Relais il Cestello in Florence in December 2014. This small, friendly and well-run hotel in the Oltrarno provided us with an interestingly new view of the city - our previous experience had always been of staying north of the Arno in the midst of the major tourist districts. The first thing we noted was the ease... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hotel which entirely fulfilled my expectations. I was given the room (22) just off the breakfast room and found it delightful in every way. Remodeled and squeaky clean bathroom, real wood window that opens for fresh air, gorgeous view, adequate breakfast, good coffee, nice staff,antique furnishings,comfy bed. I read the bad reviews and found literally NONE of the issues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I visited Florence in August 2014, and stayed in Relais in Cestello with my family. The front desk and reception were very friendly, and accommodated us even though we had to cancel some nights and didn't charge us. The breakfast was small and elegant, having 4 choices of cereal, a type of pastry, croissants, jam, nutella, yogurt, and coffee. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It wasn't the highest standard hotel but it was far from the most expensive too. We found it very serviceable, only minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio bridge and on to the sights of Florence, whilst clean and comfortable. The staff assisted us in arranging secure parking for the car and were friendly and helpful during our stay. Breakfast was on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I read the reviews and looked at the hotel's website before booking this hotel. Everything looked good so we booked 3 nights here in September. Upon arrival we found our room (up on second floor with no elevator) was not like the website photo's showed. The shower had mould growing in it, and leaked onto floor, Bed needed replacing, (very... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This small hotel is clean, with good sized rooms, good beds and friendly and very helpful staff. It is in what was, for us, an excellent location, overlooking the river Arno, and a shortish walk across the river to the SMN railway station, and to the Ponte Vecchio and all the central tourist sites. But do not rush across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Relais Il Cestello is a comfortable little hotel that's a bit outside the heart of Florence. If you're looking to hit the major tourist attractions in Florence it may not be the most convenient location for you. We had already done that earlier on our trip, so we were happy to get a little distance between us and the main... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A quaint guest house rather than B&B. Breakfast is a selection of pastries, cakes and bread etc that is constantly left out so you make a cuppa all day and night if you so wish. This aspect was very good, although a little more fresh breakfast choice may have been better. However, for a few days, it's an ideal place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although the hotel is on the other side of the Arno river, it is still within walking distance of the main attractions in Florence. If you prefer to stay away from the bustling touristy areas and crowds, you will not go wrong picking this hotel. The entrance to the hotel is located between two restaurants and was a bit hard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in July. The hotel looks like it's somewhat out of the way, but it's actually very convenient to all the sights. It's also far enough away that it was quiet every night, but it could have been just our room. The hotel entrance was hard to find, located between two restaurants. The... More 

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Address: Piazza del Cestello 9, 50120 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Relais Il Cestello 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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#84 Romantic Hotel in Florence

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